Sociology   Sociology IAI Recommendations

To transfer as a junior into a baccalaureate sociology program, students must complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. Community and junior college students are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree prior to transfer. Freshmen and sophomores who plan to major in sociology are encouraged to complete additional foundation courses (including courses in the social and behavioral sciences) and mathematics. The number of sociology courses should be minimized.

Be sure to consult the institution you plan on transferring to for course articulations.



Major Directive

Updated: September 28, 2010

The major panel courses recommended will be accepted as credit toward the major at the receiving institutions listed. Credit will either be accepted as a course equivalent or be counted as elective credit toward fulfilling the requirements of the major.

  • Once a transfer institution is chosen, students should consult the appropriate transfer guide as soon as possible for guidance on the most successful transfer path .Click here to view other Articulation Agreements..
  • Note that if the receiving institution does not offer the course or does not offer it at the lower-division level, the student will receive elective lower-division major credit for the course but may be required to take the course at the upper division level.
  • Receiving institutions may still require additional lower division courses to satisfy the major requirements, but students transferring should be able to complete the remaining courses in the same time that a native student can be reasonably expected to do so.
  • Approval of this list of recommended courses does not guarantee that the student will be admitted to the receiving institution or to that major.

The following institutions have agreed to the major courses listed below:


PART I: Sociology IAI Major Recommendations
PART II: Sociology IAI GECC Recommendations

PART I:  Sociology IAI Major Recommendations
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Sociology Core Courses Up to 12 semester credits
Required Sociology Prerequisite Course
S7 900 - Introduction to Sociology (3 semester credits)
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You can also take up to 9 semester credits from the following:
A maximum of three courses beyond Introduction to Sociology from the list below are guaranteed for transfer credit under the following conditions: If the receiving school offers the course as a lower-division course, then course-for-course transfer is guaranteed; if the receiving school does not offer the course or does not offer it at the lower-division level, the student will receive elective lower-division sociology credit for the course.
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S7 901 - Social Problems (3 semester credits)
S7 902 - Marriage and Family (3 semester credits)
S7 903D - Racial and Ethnic Relations (3 semester credits)
S7 904D - The Sociology of Sex and Gender (3 semester credits)

PART II:  Sociology IAI GECC Recommendations Minimum 37 semester credits

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Communication: 3 courses (9 semester credits)
Select a two-course sequence in writing (6 semester credits) with a grade of  "C" or better and,
Select 1 course in oral communication (3 semester credits).
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Mathematics: 1 course (3 semester credits)
Recommended:
M1 902 General Education Statistics (3-4 semester credits)
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M1 906 Finite Math (3-4 semester credits).
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Physical and Life Sciences: 2 courses (7-8 semester credits)
Select 1 course from Physical Sciences
Select 1 course from Life Sciences.
Select at least 1 laboratory course.

(Students with the appropriate preparation may substitute an initial course designed for science majors for a more general course.)
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Humanities and Fine Arts 3 courses (9 semester credits)
Select 1 course from Humanities,
Select 1 course from Fine Arts and
Select 1 from either Humanities or Fine Arts.
- Courses can be taken from the same identifier as long as the course outcomes are different.
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Soc. & Beh. Science
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 courses (9 semester credits)
Required Sociology Prerequisite:
S7 900 Introduction to Sociology (3 semester credits)
- Courses can be taken from the same identifier as long as the course outcomes are different.
Recommended:
S1 900N Introduction to Anthropology (3 semester credits)
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S1 901N Cultural Anthropology (3 semester credits)
- Courses can be taken from the same identifier as long as the course outcomes are different.
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Find a GECC course
Click here to find what courses to take to fulfill the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (IAI Gen. Ed.) at any participating college or university in the State. Please use the above information when choosing your courses. You may want to write down the information or print a hard copy of this page.

 
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Click here to see the list of all IAI majors.


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